Messier Marathon 2022

02/04/2022 - 03/04/2022 @ 16:00 - 6:00 -

2 April. On this night, we set ourselves to observe through the telescope the maximum possible number of galaxies, nebulae and open and globular clusters from the 110 objects belonging to the Messier catalog built by Charles Messier, the french astronomer of the 18th century.

Course on Telescopes and Mounts

09/07/2022 @ 14:00 - 23:00 -

9th July. In this module the apparent motions of the celestial sphere, the constellations, measurement of angles in the sky and techniques for observing astronomical objects will be explored.

Perseids meteor shower

11/08/2022 - 14/08/2022 @ 21:30 - 23:30 -

11, 12, 13 and 14th of August. This is the most famous meteor shower of the year. The remainings of the comet Swift-Tutle produce more than 60 meteors per hour. (Image credit: Cédric Pereira)

Astronomy for kids

20/08/2022 @ 14:00 - 19:00 -

20th August. Introductory course to Astronomy aimed especially at children from 6 to 12 years old. Tackles various topics such as the seasons of the year, space exploration and even the beginning of the Universe. An ideal program for parents and children with many experiments to do and build.


02/09/2022 - 04/09/2022 @ 14:00 - 13:00 -

On the 2nd, 3rd and 4th of September, Reguengos de Monsaraz and the Alqueva Lake Observatory will host a star party with the participation of researchers and amateur astronomers and all those who want to share their experiences of observation and astronomical photography. Free entry but requires registration.